Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) Given Daily News Impact Score of 0.21

News coverage about Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Federal Realty Investment Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.8696756973936 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) traded down $0.40 during trading on Friday, hitting $122.81. 258,864 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 354,727. Federal Realty Investment Trust has a 52 week low of $119.37 and a 52 week high of $143.79. The firm has a market capitalization of $8,938.50, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.95, a P/E/G ratio of 3.32 and a beta of 0.34. The company has a quick ratio of 1.23, a current ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27.

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.03. Federal Realty Investment Trust had a net margin of 35.50% and a return on equity of 13.28%. The company had revenue of $217.95 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $213.63 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.41 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Federal Realty Investment Trust will post 5.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be given a $1.00 dividend. This represents a $4.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.26%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. Federal Realty Investment Trust’s payout ratio is currently 97.56%.

Several brokerages recently commented on FRT. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $144.00 price target for the company. Jefferies Group dropped their price target on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from $136.00 to $130.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, September 15th. BMO Capital Markets began coverage on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $145.00 price target for the company. Boenning Scattergood set a $140.00 price target on shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Finally, UBS Group raised shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $131.00 to $141.00 in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $140.55.

In other news, insider Donald C. Wood sold 40,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $131.88, for a total value of $5,275,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 1.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Federal Realty Investment Trust Company Profile

Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company specializes in the ownership, management and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties located primarily in affluent communities in selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, as well as in California and South Florida.

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